Motivation is the general desire or willingness of a person to do something. Motivation is the key to success. Without motivation, the lightbulb was never created. Without motivation, Everest was never climbed. Without motivation chemo was never invented, superhero movies never created, and diets never discovered. What I’m saying is, motivation has been at the heart of every great discovery. Motivation is behind every major decision in the world, and motivation is the most difficult thing to create and maintain. If you want to change your lifestyle, your body, or your job, motivation is the key to doing so.
An entire industry has been built on creating motivation to help people achieve their goals. Do you have a goal? Do you have a plan to achieve it? Have you been trying for days, weeks, or years to achieve this goal? The problem is, you guessed it, motivation. In order to achieve any goal, you need to identify your goal, decide why you need to do it, and find your own motivation.
Nothing you want to do is impossible. (Unless you want to go to space without a helmet. That’s impossible.) Things that seem extremely difficult may just be large goals that need to be broken down into smaller parts. Want to eat healthy? Do you have motivation for that goal? If you’re not sure what your motivation is, identify it. For example: I want to eat healthy because my doctor has pointed out health issues. I want to eat healthy because too much sugar has me feeling sluggish. I want to eat healthy to clear up stomach issues. Any of these reasons are good motivation.
How do you maintain your motivation? You’ve decided that you have a goal. You know why you have this goal. Now, how do you keep going? Start a ritual. Build yourself a calendar and stick to it. The longer you do something, the more likely you are to keep doing something. Some habits can be solidified after 21 days of maintenance. After that, you start to do things out of habit. Harder habits take longer. These habits can take about 28 days of maintenance to solidify. Do you know how to get moving?
Change is hard. Finding, identifying, and maintaining motivation is hard. The people you see around you who are doing well only seem to come by it easily. If you’re struggling to maintain your motivation, there are tips out there for you. Sometimes all you need is the right combination of directions. Find out how to identify the right goal for you. Look for your inspiration and get excited about it. Commit to your goal to your friends. Find accountability partners. Think about your goal, look for your support, and do your best to stick with it. You can get where you want to be in life, you just need a little help to get there.
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– Henri, WeHealthy.net